Dr. Ken Byrne has been a corporate psychologist since 1979. His clients have ranged from large multinationals to small businesses. Over the last forty years, he has personally evaluated more than three thousand job applicants ranging from candidates for CEO and Board positions, senior and middle level managers, sales people, sales managers and specialist staff.
For the last 40+ years Ken has been in independent practice as a Corporate Psychologist. He has specialized in serving as a second opinion to clients making a hiring or promotion decision. In Australia his advice has been sought by the ANZ Bank, Coles-Myer, The Walt Disney Company, Tattersalls, Optus, Telecom, Wrest Point Casino and a host of businesses in the SME market. For over twenty-five years he consulted to many Australian police departments and a range of other public safety agencies. He has personally evaluated over 3000 candidates, and has been indirectly involved in hundreds of other hiring decisions.
Ken has published four books on hiring. His latest is Seeing Behind the Job Applicant’s Mask Before You Hire: Secrets of a Corporate Psychologist. It’s available from Amazon and Amazon.com.au.
Over the last thirty years Ken has provided practical, hands-on training in how to hire staff for over 2000 people in the public and private sector throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Ken is widely sought after as a speaker and trainer in the area of improving the accuracy of hiring decisions.
If you are looking for sound, practical advice on the most important decision you can make as an owner or a manager of a business – how to make good hiring decisions – this book provides it. Ken has shared a lifetime of learning on this subject to save readers making the mistakes that most people make when hiring. Easy and interesting to read and even easier to successfully apply.
Ken Byrne has provided a Rosetta Stone that clarifies the seemingly complex hieroglyphics of hiring the best candidate. A practical guide. Easy to read. An indispensable tool that will improve hiring decisions.
My boutique accounting company has had the pleasure and the benefit of working with Dr Ken Byrne since the 1980s.
Ours is a service organisation, wholly based on client relationships.
I am delighted that Ken has distilled the essence of his hiring philosophy into this no-nonsense volume.
The early sections on leadership are especially powerful; I could almost hear Steve Jobs as I was reading the material.
Our experience is that people looking for a job are not to be confused with people sincerely wishing to follow a career or a vocation.
We have had quite a few smart people who have been more focused on their own careers, but have been half-hearted in their motivation to help clients.
What is paramount is the desire to do a good job for clients; Ken’s book points us in the right direction here.